Little Chickens!

Libbywinx

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 28, 2014
2
0
7
Snatched up some baby chicks from the F&F this spring, and before I knew it they were ready to be outside! Now, I'm looking at my "coop" and it needs some major renovations! Looking to add nesting boxes and a roost. I'm more than appreciative of any and all advise on building a coop for 6, on a pretty tight budget.

Thanks!
 

TwoCrows

A Native Raven
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Premium member
9 Years
Mar 21, 2011
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New Mexico, USA
My Coop
My Coop


Welcome to BYC!

So glad you could join our community! Yes, those little fuzzy butts turn into chickens really fast!! You might want to do some chatting in our Coop Construction forums for help with your build...

https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance

But for some ideas, take a look at our coops pages. You will find lots of ideas that may fit your budget...

https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

Good luck with your coop build and welcome to our flock!
 

Libbywinx

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 28, 2014
2
0
7
Thanks for the links! I'm currently trying to stockpile all the scrap I can get. As far as my chickies go I have 2 silver laced Wyandotte, 2 Rhode Island Red, 1 barred rock. And one other that came from the "straight runs" that has yet to be determined. Can't wait to watch my whole production evolve!
 

Pescadoman66

In the Brooder
5 Years
Mar 31, 2014
31
4
26
Livermore, CA
Not sure where you are located but don't hesitate if you see someone taking down an old redwood fence, to ask them for some of the old fence boards. I have built my entire coop from recycled material. Even old pallets work great if you can find a few of those just wrap some chicken wire around it, add a few Tupperware tubs to it for the nesting boxes and you have yourself a backwoods pen. Good luck.

https://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6683925/quail-compound-coop/
 

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